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Molly Shannon is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Additional Writing American born on 16 september 1964 at Shaker Heights (USA)

Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon
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Birth name Molly Helen Shannon
Nationality USA
Birth 16 september 1964 (55 years) at Shaker Heights (USA)
Awards Emmy Award

Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an American comic actress best known for her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001 and for starring in the films Superstar and Year of the Dog. More recently, she starred in NBC's Kath & Kim from 2008 to 2009 and on the TBS animated series Neighbors from Hell. Throughout Shannon's career she has appeared in a number of films in supporting roles.

Fellow Saturday Night Live alumna Kristen Wiig said on the 2010 DVD The Women of SNL, "The amazing Molly Shannon, she's just completely fearless."

Biography

Enfance et études
Molly Helen Shannon est la fille de Peg, institutrice et de James F. Shannon, directeur commercial. À l'âge de 4 ans, elle est impliquée dans un accident de voiture où périssent sa mère, âgée de 34 ans, sa sœur de 3 ans et un cousin âgé de 25 ans. Shannon a été scolarisé au St. Dominic School et Hawken School dans l'Ohio. En 1983, elle est diplômée de la Hawken School de Chesterland, dans l'Ohio et où elle était dans la même classe que l'actrice Greer Goodman, puis elle est diplômée de l'Université de New York, en 1987.


Carrière
Si elle commence sa carrière d'actrice en 1989 où elle incarne le (petit) rôle de la Meg « contemporaine » dans le film d'horreur Le Fantôme de l'Opéra qui connaît un bon succès, c'est dans le registre de la comédie qu'elle se fait connaître du grand public. En 1995, elle apparaît à la télévision dans le célèbre Saturday Night Live où elle devient célèbre en interprétant divers rôles jusqu'en 2001, notamment Mary Katherine Gallagher (rôle qu'elle reprend dans le film Superstar en 1999), qui est son personnage le plus connu, et Helen Madden. Entre-temps, elle est apparue en 1997 dans le clip de la chanson A Change Would Do You Good interprétée par Sheryl Crow. Durant la période où elle apparaît dans le Saturday Night, elle participe à deux films inspiré de sketches ou personnages du show : Une nuit au Roxbury et Superstar (dont elle est la coscénariste), mais également dans d'autres films comme Happiness et Mafia Blues.

Après son départ du SNL, elle enchaîne des apparitions au cinéma dans Le Grinch, avec Jim Carrey, Osmosis Jones, partageant la vedette avec Bill Murray, American Splendor, Ricky Bobby : roi du circuit et Marie Antoinette et Scary Movie 4. En 2007, elle obtient le rôle principal, celui d'une secrétaire qui voit sa vie changer de manière inattendue après la mort de son chien, dans le film Year of the Dog, qui est acclamé par la critique.

Ensuite, elle participe notamment à la série Pushing Daisies, obtient le rôle principal dans Kath & Kim, adaptation d'une série australienne et a prêté sa voix à un personnage du film d'animation Igor.


Vie privée
En 2003, elle rencontre l'artiste Fritz Chesnut, qu'elle épouse le 29 mai 2004, avec lequel elle a deux enfants : une fille, Stella, née le 28 septembre 2003 et un garçon, Nolan, né le 15 mars 2005.

Best films

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
(Actress)
Analyze This (1999)
(Actress)
Igor (2008)
(Actress)
American Splendor (2003)
(Actress)

Usually with

Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
(5 films)
Robert Smigel
Robert Smigel
(4 films)
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(4 films)
David Zucker
David Zucker
(3 films)
Robert Vince
Robert Vince
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Molly Shannon (56 films)

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Actress

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, 1h35
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Shannon Elizabeth, Brian O'Halloran, Jason Lee
Roles Southbest Airline Employee
Rating57% 2.850912.850912.850912.850912.85091
Jay et Silent Bob retournent à Hollywood pour empêcher la production d'un reboot du film Bluntman and Chronic (adapté d'un comics inspiré de leurs vies).
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films set in Atlantis, Invisibilité
Actors Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade
Roles Wanda (voice)
Rating63% 3.1632953.1632953.1632953.1632953.163295
Quelques mois après Hôtel Transylvanie 2, tous les membres de la famille de Dracula et ses amis se réunissent pour partir en vacances à bord d'un luxueux bateau de croisière. Pendant la croisière, Dracula tombe amoureux du capitaine qui n'est autre que la descendante du professeur Van Helsing, le tristement célèbre tueur de monstres.
Private Life, 2h3
Directed by Tamara Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Kayli Carter, Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch, Denis O'Hare
Roles Cynthia Grimes
Rating71% 3.5977253.5977253.5977253.5977253.597725
Richard et Rachel essayent d'avoir un enfant.
Wild Nights with Emily
Directed by Madeleine Olnek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Brett Gelman, Joel Michaely, Casper Andreas
Roles Emily
Rating60% 3.000733.000733.000733.000733.00073
Histoire d'une partie peu connue de la vie de l'écrivaine Emily Dickinson, en particulier sa relation avec une autre femme.
The Little Hours, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon
Roles Sister Marea
Rating57% 2.898782.898782.898782.898782.89878
Les sœurs d'un couvent vont tenter de continuer à vivre normalement quand le père Tommasso leur impose la présence d'un jeune homme séduisant...
Fun Mom Dinner, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Toni Collette, Molly Shannon, Bridget Everett, Katie Aselton, Adam Scott, Rob Huebel
Roles Jamie
Rating52% 2.6095552.6095552.6095552.6095552.609555
Quatre femmes devenues maman et qui se sont connues enfants se retrouvent pour un dîner. Elles réalisent qu'elles ont plus de points communs qu'elles ne l'imaginaient.
The Layover, 1h28
Directed by William H. Macy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Road movies
Actors Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, Rob Corddry, Kal Penn, Matt Barr, Matt L. Jones
Roles Nancy
Rating47% 2.3581852.3581852.3581852.3581852.358185
When two best friends decide to take a tropical vacation to escape the stress of their lives, a hurricane warning sends their flight to St. Louis, and the two of them subsequently begin fighting for the same guy they met on the plane.
Other People, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about cancer, LGBT-related film
Actors Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, Madisen Beaty, Zach Woods
Roles Joanne Mulcahey
Rating67% 3.397133.397133.397133.397133.39713
David (Jesse Plemons), un homosexuel de vingt-neuf ans, déménage à Sacramento pour prendre soin de sa mère Joanne (Molly Shannon) qui est en plein stade du léïomyosarcome. Pour lui, c’est encore compliqué d’être à la maison malgré religion et conservatisme, ainsi que le refus de son père d'accepter sa sexualité. Alors que Joanne lutte contre la chimiothérapie, elle décide d'arrêter tout traitement et commence à décliner…
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Danny Pudi, Mark Feuerstein, Jayma Mays, Patrick Warburton, Henry Winkler, Jason Alexander
Roles Emily McCoy
Rating45% 2.260952.260952.260952.260952.26095
Dragueur et gaffeur, Larry Gaye ne vit que pour son métier : celui d’hôtesse de l’air. Véritable superstar au sein de sa profession, il est appelé à la rescousse lorsque la compagnie pour laquelle il travaille menace de remplacer les hôtesses de l’air par de séduisants robots. Encouragé par le novice Nathan et la charmante April, il s’engage alors dans une improbable compétition contre l'hôtesse-robot 200, afin de prouver que les rapports humains sont irremplaçables dans ce métier périlleux.
We Don't Belong Here
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Catherine Keener, Kaitlyn Dever, Anton Yelchin, Riley Keough, Cary Elwes, Maya Rudolph
Roles Deborah
Rating55% 2.7597852.7597852.7597852.7597852.759785
Nancy Green (Catherine Keener) is the mother of a dysfunctional family. She is pushed to her limits after the disappearance of her son, Maxwell Green (Anton Yelchin).
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, 1h34
Directed by Andy Fickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Kevin James, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie, Raini Rodriguez
Rating44% 2.21172.21172.21172.21172.2117
Six years after the events of the first film, Paul Blart is recovering from several misfortunes. His wife Amy divorced him six days into their marriage, and his mother Margaret was killed after being hit by a milk truck. To feel better, Paul takes pride in patrolling his mall, the West Orange Pavilion Mall. Paul receives an invitation to a security officers' convention in Las Vegas and begins to believe his luck is about to change. His daughter Maya Blart discovers that she was accepted into UCLA and plans to move across the country to Los Angeles, but in light of her father's invitation, she decides to withhold the information for now.
Hotel Transylvania 2, 1h29
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Road movies, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Invisibilité
Actors Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi
Roles Wanda (voice)
Rating67% 3.3517653.3517653.3517653.3517653.351765
A short time after the first film, Mavis (Selena Gomez) and her fiance Johnny (Andy Samberg) are married, with the approval of her father Dracula (Adam Sandler) and the world has become aware of (and unfased by) the existence of monsters. Mavis later reveals to Drac that she is pregnant and a year later, she gives birth to a son named Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), who befriends Wayne's werewolf pup daughter Winnie (Sadie Sandler). Nearing his fifth birthday, Dennis has yet to grow his fangs and Drac worries that his grandson might not gain vampire powers. Noticing the dangers of Transylvania, Mavis starts to consider raising Dennis where Johnny grew up, much to Drac's disapproval.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, 1h46
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer, Children's films
Actors Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Jon Bernthal, Nick Offerman, Ronald Cyler II, Connie Britton
Roles Denise Kushner
Rating76% 3.849123.849123.849123.849123.84912
Awkward, lanky, and self-loathing, Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) is a senior at Pittsburgh's Schenley High School who appears to drift through life while only seeming to broadly associate himself with the various cliques within Schenley's halls. He learns that a fellow student and former childhood friend of his, Rachel Kushner (Olivia Cooke), has been diagnosed with leukemia, and is forced by his overbearing parents (Nick Offerman and Connie Britton) to befriend her in her time of need. Despite neither of them truly wanting the other's company, Greg manages to strike up a conversation about her pillow collection. She finds his quirky personality endearing, and they make plans to meet on a regular basis.
Addicted to Fresno, 1h25
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Clea DuVall, Ron Livingston, Allison Tolman
Roles Margaret Lipka
Rating54% 2.7020452.7020452.7020452.7020452.702045
Martha (Natasha Lyonne) is an overly optimistic housekeeper working at a local hotel in Fresno, California. Her sister Shannon (Judy Greer) is a sex addict that was recently forced to go into rehab after her addiction caused her to lose her job. As she now needs gainful employment, Shannon allows Martha to talk her into working at the hotel as well. However soon after she begins work Shannon accidentally kills one of the hotel's guests and convinces Martha to help her dispose of the body. This is easier said than done, as their attempts result in pet cemetery owners Ruby (Allison Tolman) and Gerald (Fred Armisen) blackmailing them for hush money. Without any other options, Martha and Shannon must now commit a series of robberies to come up with the money.
Life After Beth, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Cheryl Hines
Roles Geenie Slocum
Rating55% 2.7963052.7963052.7963052.7963052.796305
After his girlfriend Beth Slocum (Aubrey Plaza) dies, Zach Orfman (Dane DeHaan) is left devastated. He begins to spend time with Beth's parents Maury (John C. Reilly) and Geenie (Molly Shannon) as a source of comfort. Zach confesses to Maury that he and Beth were having problems in their relationship; Maury advises him not to let the end of the relationship define it.